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DPS parents want more black teachers, equity training, fewer suspensions
Friday, September 21, 2018
DURHAM – Incentives to attract and keep black teachers, especially men; provide test preparation for students who need it, not just the high achievers; and make school suspension a last resort are just a few of the things black parents and educators said they want to see in Durham Public Schools. About 50 parents, along with 10 DPS personnel,
‘Pioneer’ to open brewery in Rocky Mount
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Some people say that she’s the first African-American woman to own a brewery, though no one has been able to confirm it. Everyone widely agrees that she is one of only a few in her field. “I imagine I’ve had some firsts,” said Celeste Beatty, the owner of Harlem Brewery in New York. “We’ve had quite a few things where
NC pregnancy, abortion rates continued to decline
Friday, September 14, 2018
With U.S. Senate confirmation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh underway, advocates for abortion rights are expressing concern over what his confirmation might mean for access to the procedure in the future. Some have suggested that if the landmark 1972 decision Roe vs Wade were overturned, abortion policy would devolve to being determined more at the state
Seniors need special assistance when hurricanes threaten
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Maria Brown, left, and her friends at a Raleigh senior center weren’t too freaked Monday about the approach of Hurricane Florence — yet. “I’m not frightened,” said Brown, 71, a New York City transplant who was playing cribbage at the Five Points Center for Active Adults. “I’ve got gas and cash. That’s what we
Women unite in fight for equality
Monday, August 27, 2018
DURHAM – Progress has been made in the struggle for equal rights for women, but not nearly enough, said those who participated in the Women’s Equality March. Women in Durham are demanding more. They want equality, equity, and parity, and they want it for all women, not just some. Chanting “We are worthy,” women marched from the
More affordable housing coming to Raleigh, Durham
Thursday, August 23, 2018
With so much bad news bombarding our senses, it’s easy to overlook the good things happening in our communities. The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency recently awarded low-income housing funding for two apartment developments in Raleigh and Durham. Beacon Ridge in Raleigh and Willard Street Apartments in Durham will add 202 additional units of
Tribune Exclusive: Spectrum employees file lawsuit against company
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Brittany Rustin says that she and her wife, Kristin Johnson, are “the idea queens.” So when Rustin started working at Spectrum in Oct. 2017, she and Johnson had already started devising ideas. Now, she’s suing Spectrum for using those ideas without crediting or compensating them for it. “I gave a right-now idea, and I need a
Local author details hardships with deaf parents
Friday, July 13, 2018
Silence Isn’t Golden By Mary Louise Shelton The old saying goes that “Silence is golden.” For Mary Shelton, growing up in a silent household was anything but, and she wrote about her experiences in the memoir, “Silence Isn’t Golden.” Shelton grew up with two deaf and mute parents in rural North Carolina. Not only did

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